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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 10, 2007 0 comments
Back when surround sound meant Dolby Pro-Logic, most informed enthusiasts preferred dipole or bipole surround speakers. Since Pro-Logic was an analog matrix system that derived four channels from two, resulting in a monophonic surround channel, the idea was to create as diffuse a surround sound field as possible to avoid "localizing" the position of the speakers and to prevent the creation of a "phantom" center channel for those sitting midway between the surrounds.
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Michael Fremer Posted: Dec 10, 2007 0 comments
Back when surround sound meant Dolby Pro-Logic, most informed enthusiasts preferred dipole or bipole surround speakers. Since Pro-Logic was an analog matrix system that derived four channels from two, resulting in a monophonic surround channel, the idea was to create as diffuse a surround sound field as possible to avoid "localizing" the position of the speakers and to prevent the creation of a "phantom" center channel for those sitting midway between the surrounds.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 10, 2007 0 comments
Deutsche Grammophon, the historic classical label owned by the Universal Music Group, has become the largest one of its kind to stop using digital rights management for online music sales.
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 08, 2007 0 comments
With the current stalemate between Blu-ray and HD DVD, and most studios exclusive to either one format or the other, the only options for the HD enthusiast would seem to be to sit on the fence, take sides, or pull out the old checkbook and buy two players.
Thomas J. Norton Posted: Dec 08, 2007 0 comments

The format war rages on. With the current stalemate between Blu-ray and HD DVD, and most studios exclusive to either one format or the other, the only options for the HD enthusiast would seem to be to sit on the fence, take sides, or pull out the old checkbook and buy two players.

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 07, 2007 0 comments
Here we don't go again: According to a report on Billboard.com, Epic/Legacy will release a 25th-anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller on February 12. (Actually, last year was the 25th birthday of this 1982 album, although it did make...
Adrienne Maxwell Posted: Dec 07, 2007 1 comments
Technology and green living converge in the LivingHome.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Dec 07, 2007 0 comments
Consumer electronics products saw a six percent sales increase during the week after Thanksgiving. Why isn't this good news for the industry? Because it marks the first time growth has been measured in mere single digits since NPD started tracking data six years ago. In contrast, 2006 saw a 12 percent hike in dollar volume, and in 2005 it was 15 percent.
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Gary Dell'Abate Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments

The guys at S&V asked me to put together my holiday wish list. So, in no particular order, here goes:

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SV Staff Posted: Dec 06, 2007 0 comments
So says the headline of a press release we received about the first annual High-Def Disc Awards, presented primarily by the weekly B2B trade publication Home Media Magazine. Specifically, 300 won two different awards for its two different...

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